October 2, 2018
President Edgar Lungu is impressed with successful entrepreneurs coming out of the TEVET sector that are forming youth-led companies. Speaking during the Third Session of the 12th National Assembly, the President said “I have been following with keen interest the advancement of some of the students coming out of our trades training institutes and youth resource centres located in various parts of the country. Some have become successful employers of fellow youths. Such is the story of Fredson Kasongo, former student of Mufumbwe Youth Resource Centre who is now a contractor in Solwezi and has engaged 360 workers. There is also Carol Lubemba, a former student of Lusaka You ... Read more
July 25, 2018
The Ministry of Higher Education through the TEVETA has signed 178 contracts worth K9.9million for out of-school Youths and SME/Informal sector training in different skill areas. The contracts were signed with 47 training providers across the country. The training contracts will benefit 140, 140 unskilled out of school youth and SME/Informal sector players that need un-skilling to enhance their productivity, efficiency and material utilisation.
Funded training institutions include those under 1) Zambia Correctional Services (skills training section); 2) youth resource centres under the Ministry of Youth and Sport; 3) Ministry of General Education’s skills training ... Read more
The Technical Education, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) was established under the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Act of No. 13 of 1998. Among the responsibilities of TEVETA, is the management of the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Fund. The TEVET Fund is expected to play an important role in assisting the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) develop a high quality, sustainable, demand-driven, and equitable TEVET system. The Fund establishes a financing platform that purchases training services from pu ... Read more
Lack of modern workshops, equipment and tools affect the implementation of the two-tier system the study indicated.
A study shows that availability of teachers, workshops and cost were the key factors that influenced the selection of the vocational subjects (under two-tier system) offered at particular schools. The study by Zambia’s Education Sector Support Technical Assistance Facility (ZESSTA) was assessing the implementation and ways of strengthening the implementation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) component of the two-tier system outlined in the revised national curriculum.
They objective of the study was to 1) identify key challenges, document best practice, identify industrial and/or public work place activity projects within the schools which could be used ... Read more
Where demand is high, there is a likelihood of high fraudulence as well. The education sector is one of the sectors facing an increase in the number of individuals presenting different qualifications some of which do not meet the standards set under qualifications frameworks across the region.
The Ministry of Higher Education has since cautioned parents and industry against fraudulent qualifications offered by training institutions that were not in conformity with the Zambia Qualifications Framework (ZQF) and appropriate regulatory authorities’ quality assurance requirements. Ministry of Higher Education Permanent Secretary (PS), Mabvuto Sakala said “high demand for ... Read more
TEV/01/2018: TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ICT REQUIREMENTS
The Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) has received funds from the Government of the Republic of Zambia and intends to apply the proceeds of these funds towards the purchase of various Information Communication Technology (ICT) requirements in the attached photo:
TEVETA now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Bidders for the supply and delivery of ICT requirements. Bidding will be conducted through the Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures specified in the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2011.
Creation of employment for the Zambian people has been the core objective for the Zambian Government today. Despite recording reasonable economic growth yearly, the country is still struggling to reduce poverty levels which keep rising due to lack of employment and a high cost of living. The failure of the country’s economic growth to translate into poverty reduction and job creation has become a major concern which requires immediate intervention by both Government and other stakeholders.
One of the measures that government has taken to create employment is to come up with the Industrialisation and Job Creation Strategy aimed at creating employment for people in line ... Read more
Minister of Finance Felix Mutati has announced the introduction of a Skills Development Fund in 2017 to address challenges of inadequate skills among craft individuals, artisans, technicians and technologists.
Speaking during the presentation of the 2017 National Budget on 11 November 2016, Mr. Mutati said the introduction of the Skills Development Fund was part of the long term financing solution for technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
The Minister added that the Fund will be jointly managed with the private sector to ensure developed skills were relevant to the requirements of industry. “This is particularly critical at this moment when our coun ... Read more